Los Angeles may be getting two teams after all. Earlier this month, the NFL approved the long-anticipated move of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers were given until Jan. 15, 2017 to reach an agreement with the Rams to share their proposed stadium in Inglewood if they chose to move to Los Angeles with them.
On Friday, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the two teams have reached an agreement in principle to share the proposed stadium in Inglewood. This comes one day after the Chargers purchased land in Orange County to use for their headquarters and practice facility.
— OC Register Sports (@OCRegSports) January 28, 2016
“The plans are for a five-acre parcel in Santa Ana that would be the location of the team’s interim headquarters and training facilities in the event the team exercises its option to relocate to the Los Angeles area,” the team said in a statement.
“The franchise is continuing to review all of its options, and no final decision on relocation has been made. It was necessary for the team to submit the grading and landscape plans now because of the long lead time necessary to secure land use approvals and to prepare the natural grass practice fields in time for the team’s offseason workout schedule.”
While no announcement has officially been made that the Chargers are in fact moving to Los Angeles to join the Rams, they seem to be dropping a lot of hints that they are.